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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Law and Justice

Pre-requisites

LAW10001 - Contract Law I AND LAW10003 - Contract Law II OR LAW00503 Contract Law AND 72 credit points in any SCU units

Unit aim

Concentrates on current legal issues in sport and examines how the law attempts to resolve these issues. Students will investigate the application of the law and its principles and practices as it relates to sporting organisations in relation to current sporting issues including sports governance, sports dispute resolution, personal injury, contract, marketing and intellectual property, and anti-doping in sport.

Unit content

Topic 1 Current issues in sport
Topic 2 Sports governance issues (what happens in the committee room can be reflected in on-field performance)
Topic 3 Conduct of sporting tribunals (how not to get it wrong, natural justice and procedural fairness) and alternative dispute resolution in sport
Topic 4 IP issues in sport
Topic 5 Sports injuries, the law of torts and compensation
Topic 6 The nature of sporting contracts (and some associated Industrial Relations issues)
Topic 7 Some legal issues in sport sponsorship, sport marketing and the Australian Consumer Law
Topic 8 Anti-doping in sport

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 recognise the commercial environment and identify the issues in which sports lawyers operate
2 synthesise current knowledge, research and experiences to formulate a state and national view on issues and challenges facing sports law
3 demonstrate research capability through an in-depth investigation of state and national sports law issues
4 identify problems and complications that frequently arise in sports law
5 critically discuss the development of mechanisms for the legal regulation of sport including such issues as sport-related governance, dispute settlement, personal injury and risk management, contract, the commercial regulation of sport, and the anti-doping in sport regime
6 identify problems and complications that frequently arise in sports law practice.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. recognise the commercial environment and identify the issues in which sports lawyers operate
    • GA4:
  2. synthesise current knowledge, research and experiences to formulate a state and national view on issues and challenges facing sports law
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate research capability through an in-depth investigation of state and national sports law issues
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  4. identify problems and complications that frequently arise in sports law
    • GA4:
  5. critically discuss the development of mechanisms for the legal regulation of sport including such issues as sport-related governance, dispute settlement, personal injury and risk management, contract, the commercial regulation of sport, and the anti-doping in sport regime
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  6. identify problems and complications that frequently arise in sports law practice.
    • GA4: